This lovingly restored East Lake cottage should appeal to buyers who value plantation shutters and fetching plant-life over massive interior spaces and rooftop terraces.
Situated a few blocks from both the Oakhurst Village and ongoing Hosea + 2nd project, the 1935 bungalow boasts enviable walkability in addition to leafy, perky curb appeal.
Steps of stacked stone lead to a sweet-tea front porch where hanging ferns seem perfectly at home. Combined with the front-yard boxwood garden, it’s a preview of the “backyard paradise” behind this “dreamy” offering, as the listing puts it.
The interior reveals one bright, welcoming, updated room after the next, beginning with the living room’s vaulted ceilings. The hardwoods look pristine, but the dining room could be tight with a full-size table in there. Overall, the three-bedroom house counts a not-huge (but totally livable) 1,865 square feet.
From the kitchen, head through the laundry zone to find the truly standout features: an array of gardens (herb, flower, boxwood) complimented by a koi pond and classic hardscapes befitting the home’s style.
Above the two-car garage, meanwhile, is a pretty carriage-house space with a clawfoot tub and kitchenette that might lack privacy but has extra-income potential.
The ask: $550,000.
- 76 East Lake Drive NE [ATLANTA FINE HOMES SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL]